Man convicted of drug offense was being held in minimum security satellite facility

Taft Correctional Institution discovered an inmate was missing from the Institution’s minimum security Satellite Camp facility while conducting a count at 9:55 p.m. Sunday.

The missing inmate is identified as Rodrigo Armando Saucedo.

He is described as a 37-year-old white male of hispanic origin standing 5-7 with black hair, and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 160 lbs.

Saucedo has the following scars/tattoos: a skull with children's nicknames, a crown and "Harley Davidson" on his left arm, "Nancy" on his left chest, and a dragon on his right calf. He has used the following aliases: Saucedo, Rodrigi Armando /Saqucedo, Rodrigo Armando/Saucedo, Rodrigo/Saucedo, Rodrigo A/Saucedo, Armando and “Roy.”

Saucedo was sentenced on October 26, 2012 in Rhode Island to 151 months in federal custody for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.

He arrived at the Taft Correctional Institution on March 18, 2016. His projected release date was February 6, 2022.

The Satellite Camp is a minimum-security facility that generally houses approximately 550 low risk federal inmates with shorter sentences. Similar to prison camps operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, this facility does not have a perimeter security fence or armed posts.

When Saucedo's absence was noticed, TCI immediately contacted all appropriate law enforcement agencies including the Taft Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and United States Marshals Service.

If anyone suspects they have seen this individual or obtains information as to his location, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, or any law enforcement agency.